Haven’t you always wanted to keep an eye on all critical supply chain situations? Do you need round-the-clock access to your supplier KPIs to immediately identify supply risks? Or are you expecting critical shipments and want to see where your urgently needed materials are and whether they will arrive on time? Read more
Nowadays, everything is getting ever more complex and volatile. Today’s characteristic all comes down to “disruption is the new normal”. But the key is to defy all odds in the best possible way. To stay agile and resilient. Be it a traffic jam, a shipwreck, a container shortage, a strike, severe weather, a volcano eruption or a pandemic that throws everything into disarray. No matter the cause, companies need to ensure smoothly functioning supply chains. Read more
Does anyone else remember in 2008 when Domino’s came out with the Pizza Tracker? You could order a pizza and watch as is it moved from order, to being cooked, to being put in a box and ultimately delivered. It was fun and informative for the customer to follow the pizza’s journey to your doorstep. This was mainly done on a desktop computer since Smartphone apps were in their infancy.
What does a Pizza Tracker have in common with a Control Tower? Read more
Today in private life people track their own sleep-wake cycle, they count the daily steps they take and log how much they drink on average. These days it’s all about data! Preferably accurate to the decimal point.
For us at SupplyOn tangible information is essential as well. Especially when a customer wants to check whether and to what extent its suppliers as well as its business units, plants and regions are using SupplyOn solutions. Only through complete and correct use will the customer and supplier highly benefit from the SupplyOn solutions and become beneficiaries of digitization. For this, usage reports provide the required data. These show customers, whether and how its business partners use the different solutions. Learn more about how you can leverage the tool’s capabilities in this article. Read more
In the last two posts of my blog series, I focused on taking the first steps in dealing with an acute crisis. So far, I have emphasized the importance of integrating supply chain management and risk management, as well as taking ad-hoc measures to counter the impacts of Covid-19. Now, the next step is to take medium and long-term measures to make supply chains resilient in the long run. Read more
Recently, in the first part of my blog article series “Supply Chain Risk Management – far more than just a way out of the current crisis“, I highlighted the importance of linking the two disciplines of Risk Management and Supply Chain Management when managing crises. There is another important aspect to not just surviving times of crisis, but to come out of these strengthened. And that is the time factor.
For this reason, the second part of this blog article series is dedicated to the following questions: Where do I start? What ad-hoc measures can I implement to mitigate impact? What can I quickly do to protect my supply chain? Read more
The current coronavirus crisis clearly shows how vulnerable and susceptible to disruption supply chains are today. It also shows how important it is to anticipate disruptions of any kind in order to minimize their impact. In this context, supply chain risk management plays a major role. Essentially, it is a matter of finding answers to the following questions:
- What risks is my supply chain exposed to?
- How can I identify problems in my supply chain as quickly as possible, catchword early warning system?
- What do I need to do to minimize loss and to be even stronger in the end?
- As well as the lessons learnt: Which measures should I implement to ensure that I can effectively respond to any future risks?
Covid-19 has kept big and small players across all industries in check. Given the high levels of interdependence among customers, suppliers and other value-adding partners throughout the supply chain, the domino effect is not yet over. And recovery will be even harder. Read more
Hannover Messe is the world’s leading industrial trade show. An event that is justified in its role as the “Home of Industrial Pioneers”. More than 215,000 visitors and around 6,500 exhibitors from all over the world attended the exhibition from April 1 to 5, 2019. This year’s motto: “Integrated Industry – Industrial Intelligence”. This key theme not only shaped the many facets of the hotly debated trade fair topics, but also represented the core of the innovative use case that SupplyOn presented there. Read more
A leading aerospace company optimized its global supply chain with SupplyOn through an innovative Industry 4.0 project: integration of the supplier’s MES (Manufacturing Execution System) gives both customer and supplier a virtually real-time, joint view of the supplier’s situation – in terms of demand, stock and production. Replenishment planning is checked against customer requirements, i.e. production orders against stocks. The result is transparency and trend feedback – enabling stock reduction and increased supply reliability.